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  1. Content type: Research Article

    The usefulness of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a non-specific marker of inflammation during pregnancy and lactation is unclear in impoverished populations where co-existing infections and vitamin deficiencies a...

    Authors: Doris González-Fernández, Emérita del Carmen Pons, Delfina Rueda, Odalis Teresa Sinisterra, Enrique Murillo, Marilyn E. Scott and Kristine G. Koski

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:94

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  2. Content type: Research Article

    Rabies is a neglected disease despite being responsible for more human deaths than any other zoonosis. A lack of adequate human and dog surveillance, resulting in low prioritization, is often blamed for this p...

    Authors: Ryan MacLaren Wallace, Jason Mehal, Yoshinori Nakazawa, Sergio Recuenco, Barnabas Bakamutumaho, Modupe Osinubi, Victor Tugumizemu, Jesse D. Blanton, Amy Gilbert and Joseph Wamala

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:97

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  3. Content type: Research Article

    Taeniasis and cysticercosis are two diseases caused by Taenia solium, a parasite transmitted between humans and pigs, leading to considerable economic loss and disabilities. Transmission of the parasite is linked...

    Authors: Helena Ngowi, Ivan Ozbolt, Athanase Millogo, Veronique Dermauw, Télesphore Somé, Paul Spicer, Lori L. Jervis, Rasmané Ganaba, Sarah Gabriel, Pierre Dorny and Hélène Carabin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:95

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  4. Content type: Research Article

    Infectious agents can activate self-reactive T cells. In general, infections trigger various mechanisms, including a lack of auto-tolerance, induction of costimulatory molecules on antigen presenting cells, an...

    Authors: Clea Nazaré Carneiro Bichara, Carlos David Araújo Bichara, Camila Tostes, Marinete Marins Povoa, Juarez Antonio Simões Quaresma and Marília Brasil Xavier

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:80

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  5. Content type: Scoping Review

    With the rapid pace of population ageing, tuberculosis (TB) in the elderly increasingly becomes a public health challenge. Despite the increasing burden and high risks for TB in the elderly, targeted strategy ...

    Authors: Jun Li, Pui-Hong Chung, Cyrus L. K. Leung, Nobuyuki Nishikiori, Emily Y. Y. Chan and Eng-Kiong Yeoh

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:70

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  6. Content type: Short Report

    Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is a newly identified emerging infectious disease, which is caused by a novel bunyavirus (termed SFTSV) in Asia. Although mosquitoes have not been identified ...

    Authors: Shu-Yi Liang, Hong-Liang Chu, Xi-Ling Guo, Wei Wang, Hong-Na Chen, Yu-Fu Zhang, Yin Chen, Tao Wu, Chang-Jun Bao and Ming-Hao Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:78

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    Malawi is a low-income country with high Tuberculosis (TB) burden. TB diagnosis delay and untimely initiation of treatment is still a major problem in Malawi which could increase the risk of tuberculosis trans...

    Authors: Nathan B. W. Chimbatata, Chang-Ming Zhou, Chikondi M. Chimbatata and Biao Xu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:60

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  8. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Rebuilding transformation strategies in post-Ebola epidemics in West Africa requires long-term surveillance and strengthening health system preparedness to disease outbreak. This paper assesses reconstruction ...

    Authors: Ernest Tambo, Chryseis F. Chengho, Chidiebere E. Ugwu, Isatta Wurie, Jeannetta K. Jonhson and Jeanne Y. Ngogang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:71

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  9. Content type: Research Article

    Soil is increasingly recognized as an important source in the transmission of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of T. gondii in the soil and to grasp the relatio...

    Authors: Xin-Chao Liu, Yu He, Deng-Ge Han, Zhen-Chao Zhang, Ke Li, Shuai Wang, Li-Xin Xu, Ruo-Feng Yan and Xiang-Rui Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:62

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  10. Content type: Editorial

    Although the focus in the area of health research may be shifting from infectious to non-communicable diseases, the infectious diseases of poverty remain a major burden of disease of global health concern. A g...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Jin Chen, Hui-Feng Sheng, Na-Na Wang, Pin Yang, Xiao-Nong Zhou and Robert Bergquist

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:96

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  11. Content type: Research Article

    The construction and operation of small multipurpose dams in Africa have a history of altering the transmission of water-based diseases, including schistosomiasis. The current study was designed to investigate...

    Authors: Nana R. Diakité, Mirko S. Winkler, Jean T. Coulibaly, Négnorogo Guindo-Coulibaly, Jürg Utzinger and Eliézer K. N’Goran

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:93

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  12. Content type: Opinion

    A 29-year-old farmer from central China was sent into the Emergency Department of the Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University. He had a 15-day history of persistent high fever, abdominal distention and pai...

    Authors: Jing Cui, Ye Wang, Xi Zhang, Xi-Meng Lin, Hong-Wei Zhang, Zhong-Quan Wang and Jia-Xu Chen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:58

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Radiotherapy is commonly used to treat cancers. To date, there has been no study focusing on the effects of radiotherapy on hydatid disease in large animals. In this study, we aim to investigate the efficiency...

    Authors: Rui Mao, Wen-Bao Zhang, Hong-Zhi Qi, Tao Jiang, Ge Wu, Peng-Fei Lu, Abudula Ainiwaer, Ge Shang, Lin Xu, Jie Hao, Xi Shou, Hai-Tao Li, Jun Li, Song-An Zhang, Yong-Xing Bao and Hao Wen

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:88

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Brucellosis was a common human and livestock disease caused by Brucella strains, the category B priority pathogens by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC). Identified as a priority disease in human and livesto...

    Authors: Guo-Zhong Tian, Bu-Yun Cui, Dong-Ri Piao, Hong-Yan Zhao, Lan-Yu Li, Xi Liu, Pei Xiao, Zhong-Zhi Zhao, Li-Qing Xu, Hai Jiang and Zhen-Jun Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:89

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    The impact of leprosy reduces health-related quality of life of affected patients, interfering with different factors such as nutrition. This study investigated the lipid profile, nutritional status, and risk ...

    Authors: Rosalba V. G. Silva, Rafael S. de Araújo, Tinara L. S. Aarão, Paulo Diovanne da Silva Costa, Jorge R. Sousa and Juarez A. S. Quaresma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:82

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  16. Content type: Commentary

    It is widely known that the recent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa caused a serious disruption to the national health system, with many of ongoing disease focused programmes, such as mass drug adminis...

    Authors: Brent C. Thomas, Karsor Kollie, Benjamin Koudou and Charles Mackenzie

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:52

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  17. Content type: Research Article

    The prevalence of schistosomiasis remains a key public health issue in China. Jiangling County in Hubei Province is a typical lake and marshland endemic area. The pattern analysis of schistosomiasis prevalence...

    Authors: Shang Xia, Jing-Bo Xue, Xia Zhang, He-Hua Hu, Eniola Michael Abe, David Rollinson, Robert Bergquist, Yibiao Zhou, Shi-Zhu Li and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:91

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  18. Content type: Scoping Review

    Although the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is comparatively small landlocked country with patterns of both in- and out-migration, its human migration situation has been poorly studied. This is des...

    Authors: Sengchanh Kounnavong, Deyer Gopinath, Bouasy Hongvanthong, Chanthalone Khamkong and Odai Sichanthongthip

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:81

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    This study examined evolving malaria profiles from January, 2010 to December, 2014 to evaluate achievements and challenges of implementing measures to prevent and control spread of artemisinin resistance in My...

    Authors: Thet Wai Nwe, Tin Oo, Khin Thet Wai, Shuisen Zhou, Johan van Griensven, Palanivel Chinnakali, Safieh Shah and Aung Thi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:76

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    Communication for Development (C4D) is a strategy promoted by the United Nations Children’s Fund to foster positive and measurable changes at the individual, family, community, social, and policy levels of soc...

    Authors: Ming Lu, Yao-Zhu Chu, Wen-Zhou Yu, Robert Scherpbier, Yu-Qing Zhou, Xu Zhu, Qi-Ru Su, Meng-Juan Duan, Xuan Zhang, Fu-Qiang Cui, Hua-Qing Wang, Yi-Biao Zhou and Qing-Wu Jiang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:47

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  21. Content type: Research Article

    Schistosomiasis is a water-borne disease caused by trematode worms belonging to genus Schistosoma, which is prevalent most of the developing world. Transmission of the disease is usually associated with multiple ...

    Authors: Yi Hu, Congcong Xia, Shizhu Li, Michael P. Ward, Can Luo, Fenghua Gao, Qizhi Wang, Shiqing Zhang and Zhijie Zhang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:87

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  22. Content type: Research Article

    Schistosomiasis japonica is a common zoonosis. Domestic animals are the primary source of infection and play an important role in disease transmission. The prevalence and infectivity of this disease in domesti...

    Authors: Xin Zhang, Chuan-Chuan He, Jin-Ming Liu, Hao Li, Ke Lu, Zhi-Qiang Fu, Chuan-Gang Zhu, Yi-Ping Liu, Lai-Bao Tong, De-bao Zhou, Li Zha, Yang Hong, Ya-Mei Jin and Jiao-Jiao Lin

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:86

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  23. Content type: Research Article

    Despite its low cure rates and possible resistance, praziquantel (PZQ) is the only drug available for schistosomiasis treatment. Hence, monitoring its efficacy is crucial. This study assessed the efficacy of P...

    Authors: Muhubiri Kabuyaya, Moses John Chimbari, Tawanda Manyangadze and Samson Mukaratirwa

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:83

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  24. Content type: Research Article

    In Morocco, cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is usually known to be a slowly healing localized skin disease, but in some cases, it can lead to mutilating scars. The outbreak of CL due to Leishmania major in the Errac...

    Authors: Issam Bennis, Séverine Thys, Hind Filali, Vincent De Brouwere, Hamid Sahibi and Marleen Boelaert

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:46

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  25. Content type: Short report

    Schistosomiasis remains a major public health concern in China and an epidemiological survey has revealed that schistosome-infected bovines and goats are the main transmission sources for the disease. Therefor...

    Authors: Rui Xu, Jintao Feng, Yang Hong, Chao Lv, Dengyun Zhao, Jiaojiao Lin, Ke Lu, Hao Li, Jinming Liu, Xiaodan Cao, Tao Wang, Jinli Zai, Zhaozhe Wang, Bingguang Jia, Qian Han and Chuangang Zhu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:84

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  26. Content type: Research Article

    Schistosomiasis remains a major public health concern in China. Since 2004, an integrated strategy was developed to control the transmission of Schistosoma japonicum in China. However, the long-term effectiveness...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Bo Zhong, Zi-Song Wu, Song Liang, Dong-Chuan Qiu and Xiao Ma

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:79

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  27. Content type: Scoping Review

    Despite increased international efforts to control schistosomiasis using preventive chemotherapy, several challenges still exist in reaching the target populations. Until recently, preschool-aged children had ...

    Authors: Takafira Mduluza and Francisca Mutapi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:85

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  28. Content type: Research Article

    After alleged stop of transmission of schistosomiasis and further down the line in post elimination settings, sensitive tools are required to monitor infection status to prevent potential re-emergence. In Raha...

    Authors: Abdelaali Balahbib, Fatima Amarir, Paul L.A.M. Corstjens, Claudia J. de Dood, Govert J. van Dam, Amina Hajli, Meryem Belhaddad, Bouchra El Mansouri, Abderrahim Sadak, Mohamed Rhajaoui and El Bachir Adlaoui

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:75

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  29. Content type: Scoping Review

    Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a parasitic infection of the human central nervous system, the most common form of which involves infection of the brain parenchyma with the larval form of the Taenia solium tapeworm. ...

    Authors: Lucy B. Gripper and Susan C. Welburn

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:31

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  30. Content type: Scoping Review

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for an integrated response, the kind that has defined Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) efforts in the past decade.

    Authors: Mathieu Bangert, David H. Molyneux, Steve W. Lindsay, Christopher Fitzpatrick and Dirk Engels

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:73

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  31. Content type: Research Article

    Malaria is a major world health issue and its continued burden is due, in part, to difficulties in the diagnosis of the illness. The World Health Organization recommends confirmatory testing using microscopy-b...

    Authors: Sean M. Parsel, Steven A. Gustafson, Edward Friedlander, Alexander A. Shnyra, Aderosoye J. Adegbulu, Ying Liu, Nicole M. Parrish, Syed A. Jamal, Eve Lofthus, Leo Ayuk, Charles Awasom, Carolyn J. Henry and Carole P. McArthur

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:32

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    Foodborne trematodiasis (FBT) is a significant global health problem, with the liver flukes Opisthorchis viverrini, O. felineus, and Clonorchis sinensis contributing to half of the global burden of FBT. North-eas...

    Authors: Parichat Saenna, Cameron Hurst, Pierre Echaubard, Bruce A. Wilcox and Banchob Sripa

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:66

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  33. Content type: Case Study

    The spleen plays a pivotal role in the rapid clearance of parasitized red blood cells in patients with falciparum malaria after artemisinin treatment. Prolonged parasite clearance can be found in patients who ...

    Authors: Hong-Wei Zhang, San-Jin Li, Tao Hu, Yong-Min Yu, Cheng-Yun Yang, Rui-Min Zhou, Ying Liu, Jing Tang, Jing-Jing Wang, Xiu-Yun Wang, Yong-Xiang Sun, Zhan-Chun Feng and Bian-Li Xu

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:44

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  34. Content type: Research Article

    Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is one of the primary causes of lymphoedema in sub-Saharan Africa, and has a significant impact on the quality of life (QoL) of those affected. In this paper we assess the relative im...

    Authors: Michelle C. Stanton, Masato Yamauchi, Square Z. Mkwanda, Paul Ndhlovu, Dorothy Emmie Matipula, Charles Mackenzie and Louise A. Kelly-Hope

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:28

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  35. Content type: Research Article

    It is estimated that the standard, passive case finding (PCF) strategy for detecting cases of tuberculosis (TB) in Myanmar has not been successful: 26% of cases are missing. Therefore, alternative strategies, ...

    Authors: Htet Myet Win Maung, Saw Saw, Petros Isaakidis, Mohammed Khogali, Anthony Reid, Nguyen Binh Hoa, Ko Ko Zaw, Saw Thein and Si Thu Aung

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:51

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  36. Content type: Scoping Review

    The current approach of morbidity control of schistosomiasis, a helminth disease of poverty with considerable public health and socioeconomic impact, is based on preventive chemotherapy with praziquantel. Ther...

    Authors: Robert Bergquist, Jürg Utzinger and Jennifer Keiser

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:74

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  37. Content type: Short Report

    According to the World Health Organization, China is one of 22 countries with serious tuberculosis (TB) infections and one of the 27 countries with serious multidrug-resistant TB strains. Despite the decline o...

    Authors: Wei He, Bu-Dong Chen, Yan Lv, Zhen Zhou, Jin-Ping Xu, Ping-Xin Lv, Xin-Hua Zhou, Feng-Gang Ning, Cheng-Hai Li, Dong-Po Wang and Jie Zheng

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:68

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  38. Content type: Research Article

    Tanzania is among the 30 countries with the highest tuberculosis (TB) burdens. Because TB has a long infectious period, early diagnosis is not only important for reducing transmission, but also for improving t...

    Authors: Khadija Said, Jerry Hella, Grace Mhalu, Mary Chiryankubi, Edward Masika, Thomas Maroa, Francis Mhimbira, Neema Kapalata and Lukas Fenner

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:64

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  39. Content type: Research Article

    National tuberculosis (TB) programs increasingly engage with international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), especially to provide TB care in complex settings where community involvement might be require...

    Authors: Kyaw Thu Soe, Saw Saw, Johan van Griensven, Shuisen Zhou, Le Win, Palanivel Chinnakali, Safieh Shah, Myo Myo Mon and Si Thu Aung

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:69

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  40. Content type: Research Article

    International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) have been implementing community-based tuberculosis (TB) care (CBTBC) in Myanmar since 2011. Although the National TB Programme (NTP) ultimately plans to ta...

    Authors: Wai Wai Han, Saw Saw, Petros Isaakidis, Mohammed Khogali, Anthony Reid, Nguyen Hoa, Ko Ko Zaw and Si Thu Aung

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:59

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  41. Content type: Research Article

    The number of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) cases in China ranks third in the world. A continuous increase in cases has recently been recorded in Zhaotong prefecture-level city, which is located in the northeas...

    Authors: Li Huang, Xin-Xu Li, Eniola Michael Abe, Lin Xu, Yao Ruan, Chun-Li Cao and Shi-Zhu Li

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:53

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  42. Content type: Opinion

    Schistosomiasis, one of the 17 neglected tropical diseases listed by the World Health Organization, presents a substantial public health and economic burden. Of the 261 million people requiring preventive chem...

    Authors: Lorenzo Savioli, Marco Albonico, Daniel G. Colley, Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira, Alan Fenwick, Will Green, Narcis Kabatereine, Achille Kabore, Naftale Katz, Katharina Klohe, Philip T. LoVerde, David Rollinson, J. Russell Stothard, Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Johannes Waltz and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:65

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  43. Content type: Scoping Review

    Mapping and diagnosis of infections by the three major schistosome species (Schistosoma haematobium, S. mansoni and S. japonicum) has been done with assays that are known to be specific but increasingly insensiti...

    Authors: Daniel G. Colley, Tamara S. Andros and Carl H. Campbell Jr.

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:63

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  44. Content type: Research Article

    Schistosomiasis is a global snail-transmitted infectious disease of poverty. Transmission control had been achieved in China in 2015 after the control efforts for over 60 years. Currently, the remaining core r...

    Authors: Le-Ping Sun, Wei Wang, Yin-Ping Zuo, Zheng-Qiu Zhang, Qing-Biao Hong, Guo-Jing Yang, Hong-Ru Zhu, You-Sheng Liang and Hai-Tao Yang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:72

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  45. Content type: Research Article

    Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) and Plasmodium falciparum infections remain public health problems in Cameroon. A cross-sectional study was carried out in the Mount Cameroon area to determine the prevalence and...

    Authors: Irene Ule Ngole Sumbele, Gladys Belanka Nkemnji and Helen Kuokuo Kimbi

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:67

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  46. Content type: Scoping Review

    Schistosomiasis japonica, caused by the human blood fluke Schistosoma japonicum, remains a major public health problem in China, although great success has been achieved. The control efforts during the past half-...

    Authors: Le-Ping Sun, Wei Wang, Qing-Biao Hong, Shi-Zhu Li, You-Sheng Liang, Hai-Tao Yang and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:55

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  47. Content type: Research Article

    Although great success has been achieved, schistosomiasis remains a major public health concern in China, and the remaining core endemic regions are concentrated along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangt...

    Authors: Le-Ping Sun, Wei Wang, Yin-Ping Zuo, Qing-Biao Hong, Guang-Lin Du, Yu-Cai Ma, Jian Wang, Guo-Jing Yang, Dao-Jian Zhu and You-Sheng Liang

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:56

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  48. Content type: Research Article

    Dengue virus is the causative agent of dengue fever, a vector borne infection which causes self-limiting to life threatening disease in humans. A sero-epidemiological study was conducted to understand the curr...

    Authors: Muhammad Suleman, Hyeong-Woo Lee, Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Nadia Nisar, Uzma Bashir Aamir, Salmaan Sharif, Shahzad Shaukat, Adnan Khurshid, Mehar Angez, Massab Umair, Ghulam Mujtaba and Rani Faryal

    Citation: Infectious Diseases of Poverty 2017 6:48

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